Go Deeper Shakespeare in the Fringe

2018 Festival Spotlight: Shakespeare in the Fringe

Posted August 21st, 2018

No theater is more timeless than the work of Shakespeare. The artists behind these Festival shows honor the Bard of Avon’s legacy with new twists on his immortal classics.  

As You Like It
Indecorous Theatre Productions
Do you like the woods? Do you like crossdressing lesbian princesses? Do you like people who are incapable of expressing their deepest emotions? Then pack a picnic and join us for this unconventional production of Shakespeare’s greatest romantic comedy As You Like It in the gorgeous Spring Gardens Community Garden.
More info and tickets here

Long Trouble
Svaha Theatre Collective
Adapted from William Shakespeare and John Fletcher’s Henry VIII, this new work calls attention to the trials and tribulations of Queen Catherine, her daughter Mary, and her lady-in-waiting Anne Boleyn.
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Jessica Creane
A two-player, multi-day game based on the unmitigated emo clusterf*ck that is Romeo and Juliet. Played via text message, each day of the game corresponds to one of the five stupidest days in literature, during which players (spoiler alert) party crash, elope, swallow poison, kill their lover’s cousin, and stab themselves.
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ShakesBEER Roulette
Manayunk Theatre Company
Hamlet! Macbeth! Romeo and Juliet! Much Ado About Nothing! A new “spin” on Shakespeare. Spin our roulette wheel of scenes to see what we do! A new show every night and it’s the audience that makes it happen! Drinking is strongly encouraged as you help us make history, or break history, at ShakesBEER Roulette!
More info and tickets here

Troilus and Cressida
Revolution Shakespeare
For its fifth anniversary, Revolution Shakespeare presents Troilus and Cressida free to the public in Hawthorne Park. T&C explores Shakespeare’s lesser-known star-crossed lovers during the Trojan War. Acclaimed director Brenna Geffers brings her trademark style to a production with live music, food, and much more.
More info and tickets here

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this Fringe from day to day until September 6!

Featured photo: Caitlin Martin © 2010 for the Association for Public Art